Some of you are thinking about giving up, throwing in the towel or waving a white flag of surrender.
But I hear The LORD of Hosts, the Commander of the Army, saying to you, “Be strong and of good courage, do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for The LORD your God is with you wherever you go. I will let NONE of My Words to you fall to the ground.”
And I saw a warrior. He was bent over as if in despair and hopelessness. But Angels came to minister to him. The Words spoken over the warrior and the words spoken by him became mighty arrows.
And the Warrior picked them back up and he rose up in The Power of the Spirit and once again began shooting these Arrows.
Not one fell to the ground but every shot hit the target, they were BULLSEYES.
“Beloved. I have been training you, My Warrior. Sometimes you do not realize how much you have grown in grace and goodness, in wisdom and knowledge, both in the natural and the spiritual.
You have favor with God and man. Though much has come against you and the enemy has desired to take you down, I AM He who lifts you up.
I AM your Dread Champion, and I will not let you fail or fall. I have sent My Ministering Spirits to strengthen you. So rise up again, My Child, in the Power of My Might.
You shall have your desired end. The good work I have begun in you I AM faithful to complete it. Do not doubt but believe this. I AM the Author and Finisher of your faith. You are NEVER alone in this fight for The LORD is with you, Mighty Warrior.
You are My Select Arrow, a weapon in MY Hand, a BRIGHT and polished shaft aimed against the enemy. You shall pierce deeply into the kingdom of darkness with My Light.
My Words in your mouth are deadly weapons; I make My Arrows fiery shafts. Pick your words up once again, Beloved, pick up your Arrows and let them HIT THE MARK.
My Words shall be fulfilled in your life. So shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says The LORD of Hosts.”
BULL’S EYE : A shot that hits the center of a target, something central or crucial, something that precisely attains a desired end. (Merriam Webster)
“And Samuel grew, and The LORD was with him, and did let none of His words fall to the ground,” 1 Samuel 3:19.
The phrase is taken from arrows shot out of a bow; which, when directed by a good archer, fail not to arrive at their intended mark. (Benson’s Commentary) Beginning and finishing it completely. To set up the word spoken, to carry it out, and accomplish it. (Keil and Delitzsch Commentary.)
“He has made My mouth like a sharp sword, In the shadow of His hand He has concealed Me; And He has also made Me a polished and select arrow, He has hidden Me in His quiver,” (An arrow whose point is bright and polished, and therefore pierces deeper.) Isaiah 49:2.
“He has also prepared for Himself deadly weapons; He makes His arrows fiery shafts,” Psalm 7:13.
“So shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11.
“He covers His hands with lightning and commands it to hit its mark,” Job 36:32.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith The LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end,” Jeremiah 29:11.
“But those who wait upon The LORD will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint,” Isaiah 40:31.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry